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Old 09-11-2008, 04:49 PM
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300 rum coal

Now that I think I have most of it figured out I did as I was told and dimpled the neck colored the bullet with a sharpie and chamberd it I did this 5 times to make sure every time was identical 3.800 that seems long to me but I loaded a dummy round ( no primer or powder) and it chambers fine. I just dont want to screw anything up.:confused: By the way its a savage action.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:37 PM
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Re: 300 rum coal

Every bullet is different so you'll need to perform your test each time you work with a new one.
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Re: 300 rum coal

Are you using it as a single shot? If so, you have a great starting point. If not, make sure it fits in your magazine, as you might need to shorten it a little to make it fit.

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:45 PM
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Re: 300 rum coal

Suggestion:

You'll get more consistent results of you get a comparator tool so you can measure off the ogive, and set your seating depth based on that. Bullet tips can be pretty inconsistent.

Here's what you want:
MidwayUSA - Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet Comparator Basic Set with 6 Inserts
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Re: 300 rum coal

I'm with AJ. 3.8 won't fit in a standard Savage magazine though.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:31 PM
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Re: 300 rum coal

It has a mag and no it wont fit I have to go down to 3.73 to fit in the box was just wondering how that will affect anything because I keep reading about seating into the lands. thank you I am using 200gr accubonds.
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Re: 300 rum coal

Shoot it and see. The important part is that you now know where your lands are.

I don't have a single rifle that I seat "into the lands". I seat them close though.

I would shoot it at the maximum length your magazine will easily handle and try to work up a load at that length. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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